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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Nov 18, 2010 3:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Never said the Blue Duck Tavern was that pricey! Just that Daddy Dickhead wasnt going to pony up to eat what might be the best food in DC. Of course there are way more expensive restaurants in our capital, but the food might not be any better than the Blue Duck. Cool menu by the way, I'll have the Monkfish!

"Againn" is also fantastic. Check out their spectacular aged scotch list:

http://www.againndc.com/scotch-list

And "Chopt" is a great place for lunch! Excellent salads and wraps, and cheap:

http://www.choptsalad.com/#

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 18, 2010 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

What's the great bar that's right across [to the side] from the White House? Very famous "power broker" bar. Fun spot, but name escapes me.

So is Martin's Tavern in Georgetown. You can also go over to Georgetown and walk down the Exorcist steps. Hey, I am not a professional tour guide.

Check out 9:30 Club to see if any bands worth seeing coming through. Is the strip club still next door? Wandered in wrong door more than once.

Worth a see is the National Cathedral. Impressive.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 19, 2010 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

I think you're talking about the Old Ebbitt Grill. You can stop there if you're in the neighborhood, but it's not anything to really rave about.

EDIT of above -- Actually, I think you're talking about the bar attached to the Hay-Adams Hotel. It's worth a stop -- "Off the Record," I think it's called.

9:30 Club is very much worth the price of admission if there is an band you like there when you're in town. One of the best clubs I've ever been to, sound-wise, and not a bad sight line in the house. And many top acts play there.

There are also lots of nice restaurants, bars, etc.. in the U Street/14th Street corridor near the 9:30. A good pub around there is the Saloon (across from the U Street metro and right next to the famous Ben's Chili Bowl, which is also worth your time).

Good food and drinks also at Cafe Saint-Ex on 14th. Marvin is another GREAT restaurant in that area, featuring a Belgian menu (better than it sounds). You could also try Busboys and Poets, which is always bustling and has pretty decent fare. There are several locations around the city.

This post was modified by snow_and_rain on 2010-11-19 18:31:57

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 19, 2010 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Yea - Hay's Adam. That's what I was thinking of.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 19, 2010 11:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

There are also some pretty decent new-ish restaurants in the Columbia Heights area. Pets's A-Pizza is very good and simple. Radius Pizza in Mt. Pleasant is also really good, but off the beaten path. Meridian Pint is a pretty standard bar scene, but with the helpful addition of table taps! Could also be a little hard to find though.

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 19, 2010 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Oh, and if you find yourself in Adams-Morgan, I can direct you to a few good places. Cashion's is a wonderful, classy restaurant with an interesting menu. Nice if you want to spalsh out a bit. Reef is also a good place to eat and has a great tap list. The Black Squirrel probably has an even better beer selection, but the food is iffy. L'Enfant Cafe is a great place for Tuesday happy hour (Belgian beers are half price). Bardia's New Orleans Cafe is an old favorite, and has a nice cozy feel.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 18, 2010 4:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

Up the road from DC, I got to see the Furthur show last night in Baltimore.

A Revolution opener, H2H and Smokestack Lightning from Bobby, a first set US Blues, and Bobby & JK trading lines on the TOG encore.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 18, 2010 3:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Non-Dead: What to do in Washington, DC?

You must be talking about the old 9:30 Club around the corner on F street from Ford's Theater. The current one at 815 V. St is a stand alone building near Howard University hospital.